Your home does not need a constant water supply while you are away. Since appliances do not need regular water supplies in order to operate, make sure you turn off your water before leaving your home for an extended time. A Manteca plumbing technician can help you find your water valve shut off – or he can take care of the shut off for you before you leave for your vacation.
A Manteca plumber is the best way to inspect for leaks, but if you ever do suspect a leak, check your water meter, which is located outside your home. Check the reading and note this down when no water is being used – indoors or outdoors. Check the meter again 8 to 10 hours later. If the water meter's level has gone up, but no water has been used in the home during your “waiting” time, you may have an undetected leak that needs to be repaired by one of our Manteca plumbing professionals.
Modern toilets are a great way to save water in the long term without changing your usage habits. A modern toilet can use 1.6 gallons, or less, per flush while toilets older than a decade can use anywhere between 3.2 and 5.0 gallons for each and every flush. Our Manteca plumbing technicians can even show you some dual-flush toilet options that can use even less when it comes to flushing liquid waste.
If you don't have room in the budget for a new toilet, that's okay - you can also install low-flow shower heads that aerate the water as it is supplied, meaning that you can get the same high-pressure showers with only a fraction of the water usage. These sorts of fixtures are incredibly cheap and easy to install, which means they're a great start if you're on a budget. Speak with our Manteca plumbing contractors to learn more about ways you can save water today.